Dateline Rice for Sept. 13, 2018


Preparation and resilience as Hurricane Florence approaches
History Professor Douglas Brinkley is interviewed on an episode of “On Point” discussing Hurricane Florence, which could be the largest storm to hit the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. Brinkley’s book “The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast” is also cited on WGMD.
WBUR (This segment aired on 338 NPR-affiliated stations. The accompanying article also appeared in Medical Health News.)
WGMD-FM (Salisbury, Md.)


UIDAI’s Aadhaar software hacked, ID database compromised, experts confirm
Dan Wallach, professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about a software patch that undermines the authenticity of the data stored in India’s Aadhaar identity database, which contains the biometrics and personal information of over 1 billion Indians.
Huffington Post Australia (This article also appeared in Infosurhoy, Daily Hunt, Extreme Hacking and Security Global 24.)


Insurers refuse to cover OxyContin
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about a recent move by private insurers to fight opioid addiction by denying coverage of OxyContin.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

What low Texas college graduation rates tell us — and what they don’t
An article about college graduation rates in Texas mentions that Rice has a six-year graduation rate of 93 percent
Dallas Morning News

How are Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund donations being spent?
An article exploring how Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds were spent mentions that Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research was commissioned to issue a “needs assessment,” which analyzed data from the 211 and 311 help lines to determine where money was most needed.

Outside the cineplex: Ingmar Bergman and ‘Fight Club’
A roundup of Houston-area movie events mentions that Rice Cinema will screen “Dirt Rich,” a documentary that explores strategies to re-stabilize atmospheric carbon levels and revitalize the soil in an effort to reverse the effects of global warming.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Young Houston cooks battle in ‘Top Chef Junior’
Eric Martinez, a young contestant from Spring, Texas, on “Top Chef Junior,” says he hopes to attend Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)


Houston university topples UT as No. 1 school in the state, says new report
A video and accompanying article feature Rice’s ranking by U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges guidebook, which ranked Rice No. 1 in Texas, No. 16 in the nation, No. 8 for best undergraduate teaching and No. 14 for best value.
KTRK Online

‘FOX 26 News at 7 a.m.’
A television broadcast from KRIV and a roundup of LGBTQ events around Houston from OutSmart Magazine mention that Rice will hold the Houston Youth Voters Conference, where attendees can listen to speakers and discuss policies.
KRIV-TV (Houston)

Queer things to do in Houston this weekend: Sept. 13-16
OutSmart Magazine

‘Wake Up Washington’
President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
WUSA-TV (Washington, D.C.)
Almanac — Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018
KALW Online
WBAL-AM (Baltimore)


College of Education to collaborate on NSF grant to support underrepresented minorities pursuing engineering faculty positions
An article mentions that the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is collaborating with Rice and several other institutions as part of a five-year National Science Foundation Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate grant, which seeks to improve pathways to the professoriate for historically underrepresented minority graduate students and faculty.

Pulling oil from water
Rice scientists have developed a nanoparticle-based solution that reliably removes more than 99 percent of the emulsified oil that remains after other processing is done. Sibani Lisa Biswal, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
The Chemical Engineer

Foundation commits $6.6 million for youth and family policy research lab in Texas
An article about the Laura and John Arnold Foundation mentions it donated $6.6 million to Rice to establish and house the Texas Policy Lab, which will bring academics and policymakers together to solve real-world problems facing Texans. Ekim Cem Muyan, executive director of Rice’s Social Sciences Research Institute, is mentioned.
The Chronicle of Social Change

Education and marketing — JMR special issue conference
An article mentions that the Journal of Marketing Research is developing a special issue on education and marketing, which will be co-edited by Vikas Mittal, the J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.
American Marketing Association

The most expensive college towns in America when it comes to rent
An article about the average rent in the cities home to the top 20 universities on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges guidebook mentions Rice.

5 James Turrell contemporary designs you can find around the world
James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion is featured.
Best Design Projects

‘This Week’s Houston Deal Sheet’
An obituary for the late Daniel Barnum ’60 mentions that in lieu of flowers, donations to Rice Architecture are requested.


Burt McMurtry, longtime Stanford leader and champion for the arts
Longtime Rice philanthropist and trustee emeritus Burt McMurtry ’56 died Sept. 2. He was 83.
Stanford University News

Transformation will make for a stronger Westminster Choir College [opinion]
Larry Livingston, former dean of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, authored an op-ed on becoming the interim president of the Westminster Choir College Acquisition Corporation.

Cumberland Gallery spotlights pair of solo exhibits, plus art on view at Vandy, Lipscomb
An article mentions that Carlos Hernandez formerly taught at Rice.
The Tennessean (Scroll down to “Printmakers visit Vandy for lectures, workshop.”)

University Laboratory School students earn International Baccalaureate diplomas
McMurtry College freshman Grace Nichols is pictured in an article about the International Baccalaureate candidates from the University Laboratory School Class of 2018 who earned their full IB diplomas.
The Advocate

6th annual ‘New Frontiers’ series begins Sept. 24
An article mentions that Lydia Kavraki, the Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science and professor of bioengineering, will be the keynote speaker at the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series May 6, 2019, at Louisiana Tech University.
Louisiana Tech University News

Common reading ‘Soonish,’ not just for STEM
An article features “Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything,” co-authored by Kelly Weinersmith, adjunct faculty member in biosciences and the former Huxley Fellow in Ecology and Evolution at Rice.
The Daily Evergreen


At Hawaii, a run-and-shoot revival
Several articles mention the Rice football team’s recent loss to the University of Hawaii.
San Antonio Express-News
Emerald alum Chamberlain gets first career sack against Hawaii
College Sports Journal FBS Group of 5 Power Poll top 20 — Week 2
College Sports Journal

UH working to bring back football games with former SWC schools
An article mentions the Rice football team.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 12 print edition with a different headline, “Lonely in the Lone Star State.”)

The Longhorns used to have NFL talent all over the roster. What happened?
An article about NFL draft picks from Texas college football programs mentions Rice.
Dallas Morning News

What happened to college football’s Sydney Cup?
An article about the discontinuation of the Sydney Cup mentions that Rice played Stanford University in Sydney, Australia, in 2017.

Pflughaupt receives Sun Belt weekly accolade
An article mentions that Rice’s volleyball team lost to Texas State University.
San Marcos Daily Record

Rice Owls match at Charlotte postponed
An article from Top Drawer Soccer mentions that the Rice soccer team’s road match scheduled for Sept. 16 against the University of North Carolina at Charlotte was postponed due to Hurricane Florence, and the Daily Helmsman mentions Rice’s recent loss to the University of Memphis. The Owls’ next match is against Middle Tennessee State University Sept. 20 at Holloway Field. Head Coach Nicky Adams is quoted in the Daily Helmsman.
Top Drawer Soccer
Women’s soccer dominates Rice Tournament with two victories
The Daily Helmsman

Texas football: Sam Cosmi the offensive line answer the Longhorns were searching for
Former Rice football player Calvin Anderson is mentioned.

DeBonis leads SHSU in Lone Star Invite finale
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s golf team tied for seventh in the Lone Star Invitational in San Antonio.
KBTX Online

Baseball: Cards opening season Feb. 15 hosting LIU Brooklyn; Houston coming Feb. 26
An article featuring the Lamar University baseball team’s schedule mentions that the Cardinals will play Rice March 12 and May 7, 2019.
Port Arthur News

2018 NCAA DI men’s cross-country regional rankings — Week 1
An article about NCAA Division I men’s cross-country regional rankings mentions that the Rice men’s team is No. 5 in the South Central Region.
U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association

College players have big day at USTA Claremont Pro Classic
An article about the Claremont Pro Classic tennis tournament mentions that Will Rice freshman Sumit Sarkar posted a win.
Tennis Panorama News

Gerardo Martino, un viejo conocido que empieza a tomar fuerza para volver a la Selección
A photo caption mentions that the Argentina national soccer team trained at Rice.
MSN Noticias (An English translation is not available.)

About Stefan De La Garza

Stefan De La Garza is a news analyst in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.